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Author Finlayson, Cm
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Wetland inventory at many scales has been undertaken for many parts of the world with great resolve, often on limited budgets. However, whilst a large amount of information has been collected many information gaps remain and most inventory programs have not been developed on a recurrent basis. Further, the information has not been widey disseminated, partly as the outputs have not been available in electronic formats. The advent of more sophisticated data collection, storage and analysis provides an opportunity to build on past effort and produce more useful inventories. The technology revolves around advances in remote sensing and in data information systems. With these advances and supported with ground-truthing we have the potential to improve. But first we need to address a few basics and a number of questions. Why do we want an inventory? How will it be used? How will it be updated? What scale will we use? The latter is particularly critical. It not only dictates the choice of technique, but also provides a basis for assessing the likely usefulness of the inventory. These issues and questions are addressed as a basis for outlining a protocol for designing an inventory program. The protocol can be summarised as five basic questions: What do we currently know? What
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